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Chatuchak Weekend Market
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Bangkok Shore Excursion: Chatuchak Weekend Market Tour with Private Transfer
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$12.63*
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Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok and Beyond
Ranked #18 of 511 Shopping in Bangkok
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Chatuchack Weekend Market is indoor and outdoor market, Also known as JJ Market was reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. A huge market about 35 acres, with 27 sections in all, Many shops more than 10,000 shops and stalls offering a wide range of products from Thai handicrafts, handmade products, clothing, accessories, arts and painting, house decorations, households, souvenirs and gifts, pets, plants and book. The heaven for shopaholics!! Opening Hours; Tuesdays - Thursdays for Plants & gardens. Fridays for Wholesale night market Saturdays - Sundays for all areas are opened. Enjoy your shopping!!
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Went shopping around a few places like MBK in Bangkok but this was alot better more local and just a great experience!definitely a must see.

Thank Timtimmidy
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Unless you are good at bargaining, some of the prices are horrendous including food and beverage prices. You might need to walk a few more stalls to get the best bargain. If you have time, then it's fine otherwise with the hot sun, hugh crowd, you might get put off by the pedestrains knocking into each other.

This is more a tourist catch for their weekend market which is hugh and confusing as the alleys are so small, hardly enough for 3 persons to walk through. After 2 hours, we felt so drained out due to the heat and the smell from the dog's kennel and open drains, not very healthy.

Only plus point , it's very near to the train station and convenient to locate as the crowds will lead you there as it is situated in the park.

Some of the shop keepers are rather sarcastic if your prices are not to their mark and do not want to entertain further. Therefore, be careful with your opening price or else you might get the telling off!

Will not recommend if you have a child with you as it is not very friendly for resting and toilet facilites.

The market is what you see and what you get. Most likely I will not go back again unless you enjoy the open air shopping.

1  Thank Nai B
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Before you come here, please check the market's map to ensure you know which section you will go to. You will need to spend at least one day at this place since it has huge size. Bargaining is a must. Various products can be found here so make sure you bring cash, most stalls receive cash instead of cards.

From my experience, the price will decrease as many stalls put "sale" sign after 3pm. Have fun :)

1  Thank Valorina
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Nothing else to do in Bangkok and it's the weekend?--- well head on down this market as it is where the locals and tourists go. Sure there is the shopping but are you prepared to do battle? The prices are so misleading and you have to have your bargaining wits about you or else lose the haggling art and lose a bit of your money. Don't buy too much unless you came in private transport or you'll be dragging your foot together with your purchases into the public trains or buses. Not pleasant if all you wanted was something to do. Make sure too that you have done your bodily functions as the toilets are always full and not that clean.
Lots of food, lots of stuff, lots of people and plenty to look at on a weekend in Bangkok and it is hot and humid.
If this is not for you, there's always the malls and they're air conditioned and comfortable and Bangkok does it so well.....shopping is a pleasure in this city.

Thank jazzer00
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

This place is so easy to find from the train ! Don't be scared to take the train in Bangkok they are really good ! Better than being pestered by taxi drivers.
Has it's own station plus you will see the hoards of people going there !
This place is HUGE, get there when it opens (although that is 6am) that way you have a better chance of seeing more before the heat of the day takes hold.
Be at peace with the fact you will get lost haha just make sure you have some travel marks to know how to get back.
There is great food here check out the tiny little restaurants in the middle. They also sell the cheapest ice blocks for less than 50c and ask for coke in a bag so fun :)
There really is everything you could possibly want here and more, and you are likely to get the street stall stuff cheaper here than in Patpong markets etc
Such a great fun day, I would shop here before the other markets.

Thank sarebear007
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